Newsbytes: Climate Sceptics Win Rocks Britain's Political Landscape

From the GWPF and Dr. Benny Peiser Green Lobby Concerned The UK Independence Party has overtaken the Liberal Democrats as the third party of British politics, Nigel Farage declared today as he made major gains in local elections. As senior Conservatives scrambled to justify haemorrhaging support to the anti-EU party, Mr Farage said he was…

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Lords a leapin

Guest post by Mike Jonas From the UK’s BBC comes this news item: Trillion-euro shortfall facing EU energy sector – Lords Committee Under the obligatory photo of chimneys spewing steam, is a totally uncritical article on the final report from an eight-month inquiry by the UK’s House of Lords into the EU power sector. The…

EU Carbon Trading 'death spiral' continues

UPDATE: it’s worse than we thought, see below. Carbon has closed below $4 a ton in a new record low while Deutsche Bank bails From Reuters: Deutsche Bank quits carbon market: board member 31 Jan 2013 12:42 Last updated: 31 Jan 2013 15:04 LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters Point Carbon) – Deutsche Bank has shut its…

End times for carbon trading

Readers may recall this story this past week at WUWT: European Carbon Trading Hits Another Record Low. It was a short lived record, beaten again the very next day. Today, from Reuters Point Carbon, a view of the end times for carbon trading:

European Carbon Trading Hits Another Record Low

Sluggish German economy forces EU carbon to record low 17 Jan 2013 17:26 Last updated: 17 Jan 2013 21:32 LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters Point Carbon) – EU carbon prices hit a fresh record low on Thursday as poor economic data from Germany and relatively healthy supply of coal continued to force European power and coal…

Is green energy a fad that has run its course?

So, How’s Your Green Energy Stock Doing? Guest post By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Is green energy a fad that has run its course? The investment community seems to think so. RENIXX® World, the Renewable Energy Industrial Index of the world’s top green energy companies, hit an all-time low below 146…

On losing the 2°C battle

We’ve already posted on how China is moving right along now as the big kahuna of CO2 emissions, now it seems there’s some despair over the inability to miss the imagined 2°C target set by wishful thinkers. From CSIRO: The widening gap between present emissions and the two-degree target Carbon dioxide emission reductions required to limit…